Workshop

The workshop is designed to help you anticipate possible questions, review what you've learned, and begin putting your knowledge into practice.

Quiz

1:

From a Linux/Unix operating system, how would you get help on configuration options (the options that you pass to the configure script in your PHP distribution)?

A1:

You can get help on configuration options by calling the configure script in the PHP distribution folder and passing it the --help argument:

 ./configure --help 
2:

What line should you add to the Apache configuration file to ensure that the .php extension is recognized?

A2:

The line

 AddType application/x-httpd-php .php 

ensures that Apache will treat files ending with the .php extension as PHP scripts.

3:

What is PHP's configuration file called?

A3:

PHP's configuration file is called php.ini.

4:

Can a user read the source code of PHP script you have successfully installed?

A4:

No, the user will only see the output of your script. The exception to this is if you have explicitly created a copy of the script with a .phps extension, which will show the color-coded source.

Activities

  1. Install PHP on your system. If it is already in place, review your php.ini file and check your configuration.

  2. Familiarize yourself with the process of creating, uploading, and running PHP scripts. In particular, create your own "hello world" script. Add HTML code to it, and additional blocks of PHP. Experiment with the different PHP delimiter tags. Which ones are enabled in your configuration? Take a look at your php.ini file to confirm your findings. Don't forget to add some comments to your code.



Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache in 24 Hours
Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache in 24 Hours
ISBN: 067232489X
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 263

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